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Dan Levy and Gina Rodriguez Are the Dream Team We Didn't Know We Needed

Dan Levy and Gina Rodriguez have a habit of sharing their mutual heart-emoji love for each other on Twitter and we are here. for. it.

Schitt's Creek star Dan Levy on the left at an event wearing a sweater and glasses and on the right is a photo of Gina Rodriguez, star of Jane the Virgin, and the SAG Awards

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Two of our fave TV stars recently had a moment on Twitter and trust, it will give you all the warm, fuzzy feelings that were lacking from this week’s news cycle.

It all started when Jane the Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez proved once again that she is all of us, and fangirled out about the Schitt’s Creek Season 4.

According to Rodriguez’s Jan. 24 tweet, in addition to not having universal healthcare or Tim Hortons, Americans apparently also don’t have easy access to the Canadian gem that is Schitt’s Creek. Man, things are really rough down there.

It turns out that this isn’t the first time Rodriguez has fangirled over Schitt’s Creek and its writer and star Dan Levy. When Netflix began streaming the Canadian-made show, Rodriguez called it “the greatest thing to happen to Netflix.” Then, a few months later, when Levy posted the Season 4 trailer in December, Rodriguez responded with a whole lot of (very justified) excitement, prompting an all-caps “GINA” and heart-eye-emoji from Levy. So, safe to say, the two are fans of each other.

*swoon*

After Rodriguez recently tweeted about shelling out extra bucks for Schitt’s Creek’s guaranteed  LOLs, Levy once again responded with mutual admiration.

Rodriguez, of course, replied in a predictably loving fashion.

And that my friends, is when things got really magical. Levy half-joking-half-super-seriously replied to Rodriguez suggesting a collab that we didn’t know we needed.

Me watching this entire online exchange like a creepy third wheel:

Dan Levy in Schitt's Creek looking at a computer and saying "I'm obsessed with this"

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I mean, two people who make me laugh so hard it counts as cardio collaborating on a script? MAKE THIS REAL PLEASE. And I wasn’t the only one freaking out at the prospect of a Levy-Rodriguez production.

ICYMI, Levy and Rodriguez have more in common than being young, beautiful primetime television stars. They are also beautiful humans fighting to make space for more diverse stories and representation on screen. From the very beginning, Rodriguez has been a vocal advocate for the Latinx community, most recently calling out the Academy Awards for the lack of Latinx nominees. “How I feel about the #Oscars this morning and the lack of Latinos…“The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity” -Viola Davis (Thank you @RealGDT and @pixarcoco for being our visibility),” tweeted Rodriguez following the Oscars nominations announcement. Similarly, as the writer and star of Schitt’s Creek, Levy pushes audiences to see beyond stereotypes with his portrayal of pansexual character, David Rose, and has talked extensively about the importance of accepting diverse sexual identities. In short, these two aren’t just funny, they’re freaking fierce advocates who are paving the way for better storytelling in media. *insert numerous applause emojis here*

So, while we are pretty sure the indie film collab idea was said mostly in jest, here’s hoping that this moment of shared admiration leads to some Schitt’s CreekJane the Virgin crossover vacation episodes—or at the very least, some Rodriguez and Levy cameos.

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